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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 21, 2007 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER (recs please, long ones)

that's the hard part....ultimately the transition is where the best jam usually resides, read:8-27-72....

but i am after long chinas before the transition...on the 81 i cited...the band tries to transition but jer is reluctant and just stays on the china theme.

CHEERS

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 21, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER (recs please, long ones)

The Cape Cod show I mentioned has a similar occurence with the band all but starting into Rider about 5 minutes in, but Jerry deciding that he wasn't quite ready to jump in yet and pulling everyone back.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 21, 2007 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry reins 'em in (a digression)

It's just wonderful when Jerry takes charge. The classic occurrence being this one from 1970 where the rest of the band go full tilt into NFA and Jerry has to forcefully remind them that they aren't quite done with St Stephen.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-06.sbd.gans.94.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 21, 2007 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry reins 'em in (a digression)

In these occurrences, Jerry shows himself to be the true Lachesis of the Dead, but instead of deciding the length or measure of one's life, he does it with songs, deciding when and where they will end.